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NEW ORLEANS — Each morning since Sean Considine joined the Baltimore Ravens, special teams coordinator Jerry Rosman has asked him the same question and it has nothing to do with football.
“How did it go last night?”
Considine and his wife, Nicole, are the parents of four children — a 5-year old son and 19-month old triplets (two daughters and one son).
The couple has employed a nanny, but Sean makes sure to get out of the house each morning without waking up the triplets.
With his family in tow, Considine, who played two years for the Jaguars (2009-10), has become a core special teams player for Baltimore. He’ll play in his first Super Bowl Sunday when the Ravens face San Francisco.
Considine has played in all 19 games this year and leads the Ravens with four special teams tackles in the postseason.
“Sean’s been a big, big help for us,” Rosman said.
Said Considine: “My enjoyment of this season has increased so much not only because of the way things are done in Baltimore but I’ve been able to share it with my family.”
Before the triplets were born, Considine played four years for Philadelphia before signing with the Jaguars before the 2009 season. In two years, he started 11 of 25 games at safety and made 58 tackles.
“I enjoyed my time in Jacksonville,” he said. “It was a good opportunity to go to another organization and try and help turn things around. Team-wise, we didn’t accomplish our goals.”
Considine spent the lockout in his home state of Illinois. After the lockout ended, he needed to find a new team and signed with Carolina. He left for training camp a week after the triplets were born and still in the intensive care unit, which is standard for multiples. Considine said they have not experienced any health problems.
Away from his family and not clicking with the Panthers’ staff, Considine was released after four games. He called his time in Carolina “a debacle.”
“It was the one time in my career when I didn’t necessarily have the focus I needed and I definitely noticed it with my production on the field,” he said. “My career was in limbo. I could have gone in one of two directions. Fortunately for me, I landed in Arizona.”
Considine played eight games in Arizona — while his family spent the season in Illinois — and felt he performed well to earn a job somewhere. But he wanted his family with him.
“It’s not the same when your family is away from you,” he said. “I was really questioning if I was going to continue to play the game.”
Considine’s agent told him Baltimore was interested and he immediately talked to coach John Harbaugh, who was Philadelphia’s special teams coach in Considine’s first three NFL seasons.
“I wasn’t asking for any guarantees but I told John my situation and he was great,” Considine said. “He said, ‘Look, this is going to be a really good for you.’ I said, ‘Sign me up.’ ”
Said Rosman: “Sean has been a great addition. I’ve always admired his versatility. He has a big enough frame that he can play against big guys and is enough of an athlete that he can play on the perimeter as well.”
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Considine said his wife and kids traveled in the family van from Illinois to New Orleans to be there for Sunday’s game.
He hopes he has showed enough to continue his career well into his 30s (he turned 30 in December).
“No question, I’ve had to carve a niche for myself on special teams and my role has changed,” he said. “But the focus and what’s required of the special teams in Baltimore has given us an opportunity to contribute and make a difference.”
Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2013-02-02/story/ex-jaguar-sean-considine-finds-right-fit-baltimore#ixzz2JomGMdOH
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That's a great story. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like he's finally found himself in the perfect situation.
Good story. I hope it works out for Sean so that he can move his family to Maryland.
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